Watch: Here Is Why We Should All Start Eating Insects

Insects are surprisingly nutritious, way more environmentally friendly than beef

By on June 27th, 2014 20:55 GMT

First off, I have to admit that I have not yet tried to eat crickets pie, soup made of worms or anything of the sorts. What's more, something tells me there aren't all that many of you to have tried such treats either.

However, it looks like switching from beef, pork, and chicken to insects might not be such a bad idea after all. Quite the contrary, it would likely benefit our overall health condition, and even help protect the environment.

As detailed in the video below, insects are surprisingly nutritious. Studies have shown that, apart from the fact that they contain roughly the same amount of protein as chicken, beef or pork, crickets have a higher minerals and vitamins content.

What's more, mealworms have been shown to be quite rich in fibers and to contain significantly less fat than other foods many people are a tad too fond of these days, the video goes on to detail.

Interestingly enough, it looks like raising crickets, mealworms and other creepy crawlers for food requires far less resources than keeping cows, pigs or chicken happy and plump enough to look good in the frying pan.

Given the urgency to start taking better care of our planet, it could be argued that, seeing how environmentally friendly it is, switching from beef, chicken and pork to insect meat should be a no-brainer.

Check out the video below to learn more about the perks of eating insects instead of other types of meat, and feel free to share your thoughts on the topic in the comments section.

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